I heard from one of the engineers here in Bellingham that the new digital service on channel 24 will indeed be a 1080i HD on the primary channel and a 480i SD on the secondary channel. He couldn't tell me what the programming would be -- apparently there is some kind of confidentiality involved -- but he did assure me that it would not be shopping or religion. He said the programming would be "worth watching".
I know I'm churious. I've been re-scanning channel 24 because there is supposed to be some testing going on this week and I want to see if I can catch a glimpse of what the new programming might be.
Ya well your are right mind you, it may have been better to hint at change rather than state it but thats me I guess it will be LP Low power 15 ERP as that is the max allowed and then there is more to learn I am sure how ever we will have to wait till it is on Monday Tuesday next week
... it would not be shopping or religion. He said the programming would be "worth watching".
Ah, OK. Now my curiosity is piqued. Time to adjust my antenna slightly so I don't just pick this up on the side lobe. Fortunately, this channel and KVOS are the only ones I can ever receive 100% when I aim at them.
I see they have made the changes 19.1 is now back again. What I was told is in the near future we will be turning-off KBCB s analog repeater, K38JH, which broadcasts in analog on channel 38
625pm 19.1 is off again and on again 5 min later
If you got that on 24 remapping to 19.1 and 19.2 then they would have been testing the 24 transmitter , same antenna and combiner for channel 24 and channel 19 So they must be really getting close as now at 1006pm they are both off 24 still and 19.